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ERIC Number: ED417413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 234
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8050-4283-0
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Writing Treatments That Sell: How To Create and Market Your Story Ideas to the Motion Picture and TV Industry.
Atchity, Kenneth; Wong, Chi-Li
Pointing out that what sells a story idea for film or television is not writing the script but preparing the "treatment"--the brief pitch of a story to a producer or agent--this book furnishes dozens of examples of treatments from actual productions. The book makes the distinction between scripts designed for feature films, episodic television, and made-for-TV movies and shows step-by-step how to prepare a "dynamite" treatment for each. Also included is essential information on copyrighting original ideas for screenplays, as well as acquiring rights to adaptable books and true-life stories. The book concludes with a comprehensive glossary of industry terms and an overview of the various entertainment markets that will help anyone hoping to enter the scriptwriting business. (NKA)
Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 115 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
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Audience: N/A
Language: English
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